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[ the food ]

[ buffet]

Dinner includes a fresh market salad of mixed greens, carrots, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions and housemade croutons 

the ranch
$20 per adult guest
$8 per child under 12

pulled pork
smoked half chicken
2 sides

the farm
$24 per guest
$8 per child under 12

(choose 3 proteins)
pulled pork
smoked half chicken
smoked beef brisket
smoked ribs
2 sides


buttermilk mashers
baked beans
mac & cheese



[ add ons ]

add a sweet
$4 per guest

a mix of our housemade chocolate chip cookies & pecan blondies

add some apps
your choice of 3 appetizers
$7 per adult guest
$3 per child under 12

artichoke dip
warm, creamy artichoke, spinach & cheese with grilled bread

fried dill pickles
weird but good! Breaded kosher chips with ranch dressing

smoked chicken wings
cider brined, house smoked and tossed in our housemade buffalo & BBQ sauce

tractor twists
hand-twisted bread sticks stuffed with Monterey Jack cheese, topped with herb garlic butter and served with warm marinara sauce



[ the drink ]

all beverages are billed per consumption. You can choose to host or not to host beverages for your guests by choosing one of the following options:

  1. Host sponsored open bar: bar is covered by the host
  2. Limited host sponsored bar: Drink tickets can be distributed to your guests (by host) and the bar is billed per consumption for the amount of drink tickets redeemed by guests
  3. Cash bar: your guests pay for their own beverages


Prices do not include 6% MI sales tax and 20% gratuity
Prices subject to change




[ private parties ]

the barn
located in historic Olde Towne, Blue Tractor Barbeque offers a new take on "old school" cuisine. The Barn is a comfortable open space that is perfect for groups of twenty to sixty. This space is ideal for casual luncheons, team meetings, after hours gatherings, rehearsal dinners and birthday celebrations of all ages! Please use following information as a guide as we are happy to customize a menu to better fit your event.

  • the barn can accommodate a minimum of 20 guests and a maximum of 60 guests. For private functions, the facilities fee is $250 (20 guest minimum requirement)
  • the barn has a street side patio that weather permitting can be enjoyed by your guests
  • the barn is yours for 3 hours

Not sure if this will accommodate your event? Check out Traverse City Private Party to view our other available venues, or call them at 231.922.9515. Plus, our event planners can help you with every detail at no additional charge!

[ Hours of Operation ]

  • Monday - Thursday 11am - 10pm
    Friday - Saturday 11am - 11pm
    Sunday 12pm - 10pm
  • A: 423 South Union Street, Traverse City, MI 49684
    T: 231.922.9515
    E: Manager.TC@bluetractor.net


[ current specials ]

Blue Tractor Wins Northen Michigan "Red Hot Best Barbecue" Award
Here is what MyNorth had to say about us.
"Hung with oxidized farm implements, barn wood and galvanized bucket lights, a temple to slow-smoked American comfort cuisine is this year’s winner for Red Hot Best Barbecue."

Happy hour 3-6 Monday-Friday
$3 Pints and 12oz bottles
$5 Classic Pizza and Slider Baskets.
Sunday $1.50 Bloody Marys